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Medicine Tree rumor put to rest

By Mary H. Williams, Tribal Relations Coordinator, Bitterroot National Forest A December 4 letter to the Bitterroot Star contained an unfortunate and all-too-widespread piece of misinformation regarding the death of the Medicine Tree. It stated that “some low-life salted the tree and killed it.”  While this characterization of the would-be perpetrator as a “low-life” may…

Another bad idea

  I just sat through two relentless hours while Ken Ivory from Utah told me and fellow Bitterrooters how much better off we’d be if our federal lands were turned over to Montana to be locally managed. Sorry, Ken, but you don’t understand. I’ve lived in several states during my life. One of the greatest…

Rudeness inexcusable

Wednesday night I attended a meeting in Hamilton. In six years of volunteering in local Ravalli County politics, I can truthfully say, I have never been to a meeting where people were so rude, and angry. A Republican friend of mine asked Senator Ken Ivory, from Utah, to come speak to us about Federal lands…

Next ‘Sagebrush Rebellion’

  The Sagebrush Rebellion has arrived in the Bitterroot at the invitation of County Commissioner Suzy Foss, who brought in Ken Ivory, a slick lawyer from Utah. He delivered a barrage of words like a drone attack launched from his mouth designed to stupefy the already stupefied. It’s really not hard to see the elephant…

Caution advised on public lands

  A fresh snowfall and warmer temperatures invite Montanans to enjoy the outdoors for skiing, hiking and Christmas tree hunting. But Footloose Montana urges people to use extreme caution on family outings this holiday season. Tens of thousands of traps are hidden and baited across our public lands. Thousands more lethal traps are set than…

Move to Kabul, take Treasurer and Planning Board Chair with you

  I read in the paper that one of our esteemed commissioners, Suzy Foss, recently returned from a Heritage Foundation/American Lands Council convention in Utah and is now starting a “fund” to support a law firm to challenge the Federal Government over ownership of public lands. Manna from heaven for the law firm. I suppose…

We couldn’t have foreseen

  How we got here, Corrine Gantt, Ravalli Republic, Dec l2, 2013. She is right, many of us did vote in favor of five commissioners because prior to that, in many instances, one was usually gallivanting about the country and two were making all the decisions. We mistakenly thought five heads (or four as the…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES ADOLPHE STANKER, SR., Deceased. Case No.: DP-13-88 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present…

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Toys for Tots toy drive Now collecting new toys through Toys for Tots – local donations stay local! Look for boxes at these locations: Hamilton – Walgreens, Murdoch’s, The Edge Restaurant/Hamilton Liquor, First Interstate Bank, Me & Mom, Hamilton Assembly of God, IGA, Albertson’s, Quizno’s, Valley Veterans Organization; Corvallis – Corvallis Drug, Ravalli County Bank,…